1st September 2010: Supermassive Games TM is pleased to announce its plans for the soundtrack of forthcoming free-to-play downloadable PC football game, Big Match Striker ( www.bigmatchonline.com)
The innovative games developer has partnered with one of the UK’s most highly respected and fastest-growing indie record labels, Sunday Best Recordings, run by music aficionado Rob da Bank (Radio One, Bestival, Camp Bestival) to provide the game’s soundtrack. The label, set up in 1995, will supply over 40 tracks from their impressive stable of artists, providing the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fast-paced game play.
Big Match Striker players can listen to a feast of different music, including hip hop duo dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, dub and big beat maestros Dub Pistols, electro wizards Grand National and much-hyped Lucky Elephant, plus many more top-class contemporary artists.
Big Match Striker will be updated with a new track each month, keeping players up to date with the latest releases from the label. Players can listen to music throughout the game, including the in-game menu as well as during matches. Players can also buy any of the tracks within the game by using a bespoke music player.
Big Match Striker, launching in September, challenges players to combine all the skills of chairman, manager, player and fan, resulting in an innovative game that blends football management strategy with animated trivia game play.
Geraint Orchard-Bungay, Supermassive Games TM Online Publishing Director, said:“We’re thrilled to offer our players a soundtrack of the highest quality with a diverse and hugely popular mix of music. The quality of the music is consistent with the depth and quality of the entire game, which, quite frankly, is equivalent to a boxed retail title that you'd expect to pay£40 for. We feel that we're setting a whole new standard for free to play online games.”
Scroobius Pip commented: ""Big Match Striker is a great way to show off your football knowledge and management skills. The unique game play and flow of the graphics makes it all insanely addictive. Come on, you watch Match of the day every week and read the sports pages every day...why not turn that hard work into bragging rights!"
Label boss Rob da Bank, commented:“We’re really excited to be part of this fantastic new football game. I believe the soundtrack adds an extra level of enjoyment to the game and hope it inspires players of Big Match Striker to promotion and win trophies.”
To download the game visit www.bigmatchonline.com
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About Supermassive Games TM
Headquartered in Guildford, England, Supermassive Games TM Limited is a leading independent UK developer of interactive entertainment. Established in 2008 by highly-respected industry veterans, the business now employs more than 85 talented individuals developing cutting edge video games. More information about Supermassive Games Limited can be found on the company’s website, www.supermassivegames.com
About Big Match Striker
Big Match Striker is a free-to-play downloadable PC football game where fans battle head to head in the ultimate championship of tactics and trivia. Players succeed in the game by answering a selection of both constantly-updated and historic football questions (provided by Press Association Sport) from English football’s top four tiers, keeping the game concurrent with the real-life action. Players can win possession and tackle the opposition by responding quicker to questions, requiring a good level of football knowledge and quick thinking.
The reward of winning matches is gaining fans and in-game currency. This can be strategically used to buy players, upgrade stadiums and even install hot dog vans to attract more fans and progress to the league’s higher echelons.
Players will need to combine all the skills of chairman, manager, player and fan as the title blends the best in football management strategy and animated trivia games. The exciting new title is highly competitive and will challenge all levels of football fans’ knowledge and strategic skills as they battle in one-on-one matches to meet the games’ main objectives - to win titles and silverware, and attract more fans to their club.
Player interaction is a key aspect of the game experience. The game’s main entry point and community will be hosted online and will contain regular news and features from the game’s editorial team, debate on the game’s latest talking points and discussion forums for players to interact with each other. The initial game download and subsequent updates will be available from the game website, www.bigmatchstriker.com.